Cross the Skagit River bridge at the town of Marblemount and continue approximately 8 miles along the graveled Cascade River Road to the Marble Creek Campground. This campground is a great choice if you want a getaway close to the wildness of the Cascade Mountain range.
The campground is situated adjacent to Marble Creek along the Cascade River segment of the Skagit Wild & Scenic River System. Opportunities for exploration of the area exist in nearby North Cascades National Park as well as on National Forest system trails.
The campground is remote and nestled amongst giant Douglas fir and cedar trees. Come prepared as there is no cell phone coverage and no potable water.
This campground is off Cascade River Road near-ish Marblemount.
Marble Creek campground takes reservations. We tried our luck with no reservations and we were able to score a spot for three nights. There were several sites available when we stayed there, but it was during the week.
We stayed in site 3, which was great because it was along the river and the camp host told us it was the only spot with direct river access. There was a place to park our car, a picnic area, a slightly elevated platform for our tent, river access down an embankment, and trees where we set up our hammock. It was a fantastic site.
The campground has toilets and dumpsters, but no showers. There were two separate toilets close to us. The closest looked more run down but I found it to be clean and not smelly.
There is also public river access, so we went for a cold dip both at our site and in the public area.
We were able to gather lots of firewood in the surrounding woods, so had a nice fire.
There are a couple of hikes nearby. We did Hidden Lake, which is a short drive to the 4 mile gravel road to the trailhead. The hike is incredible and you can actually see the whole mountainside you hike from the public access beach in the campground, which was pretty cool.
I really liked the campground. The camp host was super nice and the spot was one of my favorites. I will definitely be returning.
we just went out for one night to try out our new tent trailer. we had some friends staying here already so it was perfect. alot of first come first served sites left.
we did bring the rain with us but compared to what was in town it was only a sprinkle. it is a nice quite place with lots of tree cover. we will definitely me back again.
So first of all hear my rant. This reserving camp spots is god dang pain in the ass. We show up at 3pm the sign says reserved for the next day I thought sweet. We go to set up and a lady in van pulls up saying she booked this spot online 40mins ago. Had an email to prove it. Takes all the adventure out of camping thanks to lazy people thy like to plan everything. This is bullbucky !!!!!!! Aghhh but very nice spot by the river all tho the nice spots are reserved. Vault toilets and big trees.
We stayed here on a Thursday through Sunday and enjoyed every day. Important to note there is no running water and no electricity and smaller RVs and smaller trailers will fit and that's it. It's really more of a tent camping place. There are 23 sites about three-quarters are reservable the rest first come first served $14 a night $7 for extra cars. Fire Rings picnic tables and nice pads for your tent in every site. The best ones of course are on the river side with number 9 and 12 being the prime reservable spots. There are two sets of bathrooms for the entire Loop so depending where you stay it can be quite a walk in the night! They are pit Vault toilets and original out houses complete with natural smell. The campground host keeps everything nice and clean. Firewood is sold in the camp ($6) but several places on the way in sell it for less from local people.
The campsite here are really big and can fit a couple people. You can go hiking in the area but you can also kayak. The river is really smooth and you can also fish. There is restrooms that are clean. There are fire rings with grills and a table. It gets kind of chilly at night and there is light fog in the morning. The site I was at was pretty clean.